Download our FREE smartphone app today!
In history, students will develop an understanding of range of historical events, periods, and people that have shaped Britain and the world. Students will be able to make connections between different time periods and understand the importance of key historical events. Students will be able to see how historical changes or consequences have shaped history as well as the world in which we live today. They will learn through enquiry and be curious about historical narratives, approaching interpretations of history critically reaching reasoned judgements of their own based upon evidence.
They will increase their knowledge of historical periods, people, trends and events so that students develop a rich knowledge of the past which builds cultural capital, takes them beyond their lived experience and allows them to engage meaningfully in the process of historical enquiry. Students will develop their disciplinary knowledge of how historians investigate the past through second order concepts and by engaging thoughtfully with sources of evidence and historical interpretations. Students build their confidence to communicate knowledge effectively, both written and orally so that students are able to construct written answers that evaluate, judge and argue and to use the language of historians to convey an increasingly sophisticated understanding of the past.
The curriculum gives students the opportunity to study an overarching narrative of British history which is interwoven with diverse and global histories that speak to our students’ own identities. Knowledge is retained through a planned curriculum, chronologically sequenced and driven by historical enquiries. Students are given opportunities to build upon feedback by redrafting answers and addressing misconceptions. Students study historical events, people and places in-depth by looking at different sources, evidence, and interpretations that exist. This will give students the chance to challenge the way in which we view history and question accepted versions of the past.
By looking at a wide range of history but also studying history in-depth, students will learn about the importance of local, national, and global history across a range of time periods. Locally, students will learn about the development and changes to London and Croydon from the Industrial Revolution, Victorian crime, the impact of WWII and will learn about significant individuals and events that occurred in the borough such as the conviction of Derek Bentley. Nationally, students will learn about the development of the church, state, and society as well as the changes to ideas and political power studying topics such as Sutton Hoo, Tudor religious change, Suffragettes, the black British experience, the treatment of the LGBTQ+ community in Britain and students will get the chance to investigate and debate the historical interpretations of Britain’s first female Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher. Globally, students will learn about Britain’s role in the Trans-Atlantic slave trade, empire building, and the conflicts of the 20th century. We believe that students should also look beyond our island with opportunities to study the Silk Roads, the USA in the 1920s, Vietnam in conflict with the USA and experience of the Jewish community during the Second World War.
|History Y7 Curriculum Map||08th Oct 2021||Download|
|History Y8 Curriculum Map||08th Oct 2021||Download|
|History Y9 Curriculum Map||08th Oct 2021||Download|
|History Y10 Curriculum Map||08th Oct 2021||Download|
|History Y11 Curriculum Map||08th Oct 2021||Download|
|History Y12 Curriculum Map||08th Oct 2021||Download|
|History Y13 Curriculum Map||08th Oct 2021||Download|